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Venetian Rapier by Tom Leoni
Venetian Rapier
by Tom Leoni
read in April, 2016
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When I decide to start drilling rapier for real, I'll probably have this book in hand. Clear, useful instruction in single rapier and rapier and dagger.
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Ridolfo Capoferro's The Art and Practice of Fencing by Tom Leoni
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I want to work my way through this one with my new rapier...the practical synopsis of each plate is very helpful.
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The Art of the Two-Handed Sword by Ken Mondschein
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Decent translation, but there's not much I learn from Alfieri's text itself - probably because I don't have the necessary background.

The selection of drills is very nice and probably applicable to longsword, too.
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The Complete Renaissance Swordsman by Tom Leoni
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Manciolino's text is straightforward and makes me want to pick up my sword and buckler to work through the plays, and Leoni's translation is fantastic, but my favorite part here are the wealth of contextual essays, including the importance of swordsm ...more
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The Art of Combat by Joachim Meyer
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This is a commentary on the treatise itself - not Forgeng's translation, which is excellent, as is his intro essay.

The one big thing I came away with here was 'flashy, flashy'.

Basically, Meyer teaches you how to fence, sure, but there are a lot of -
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Art of Swordsmanship by Hans Leckuchner by Jeffrey L. Forgeng
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I really wanted to like this, and to make my way from beginning to end, but outside of the part about throwing someone into a sack, I couldn't.

The translation is ok, but there's a lot of flipping to the glossary in the back - it would have, imo, just
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Medieval Wrestling, Modern Practice of a 15th Century Art by Jessica Finley
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Clear and concise explanations of Master Ott's techniques, accompanied by explanatory essays. This will work best if used as a 'user's manual', as opposed to just reading it cover to cover, but it makes me want to try ringen and I have a strong disli ...more
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Knightly Martial Arts by James Wallhausen
Knightly Martial Arts
by James Wallhausen
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I'm not a fan of Mr. Walhausen's translations at all, especially given that he translates certain terms in ways that are not commonly seen in other HEMA translations which make it confusing to follow for a reader.

That said, his ability to note the ov
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Meet the Breeds by American Kennel Club
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Nice, concise information, but waaaaaay too many typos and basic editing errors.
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